This week’s podcast episode is really fun

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Ann Powers is NPR’s music critic, and pretty much my favorite music writer, and Tally and I had the best time talking to her about everything from the true role of groupies, Madonna’s weird bathtub rant, the incident with a pop star that she never talks about (but which made her trend on Twitter) and so much more. It’s dishy good fun, but Ann packed a lot of insight into the episode too, so do listen in onĀ  Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Robin
    5 Aug 2020
    3:26pm

    Love Ann Powers! You guys keep nailing it with the guests.

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    Emily M.
    5 Aug 2020
    10:03am

    I loved this episode of the podcast! One side note: I missed that Madonna incident when it happened and I looked it up after I heard you talk about it. So sad. I wish I could un-see it.

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    Kelly Simmons
    5 Aug 2020
    9:57am

    I promise I will listen — and I apologize for being shallow, but . . . I must also say that I kind of love her t-shirt.

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    Papersitter
    6 Aug 2020
    2:03pm

    Great, fun interview. I would love to know why Ann felt the need to apologize (twice!) to Jack White (and Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings for that matter) for not liking their show. She goes on later in the interview to talk about how subjective music is, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve reconsidered music over the years as I change and grow.

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    Joannawnyc
    6 Aug 2020
    11:46am

    Ann Powers was great. Loved hearing you and her get into the weeds. I wishy I had known other women music journalists during my brief foray into that realm.

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    Liz
    4 Aug 2020
    3:01pm

    I love Ann Powers! So excited for this. I saw her speak at a music conference in Seattle in the 90s and she was by far my favorite speaker. I still remember her topic was about female musicians and she mentioned how people tend to assume that female artists write autobiographically when they don’t do that as much with male musicians, and I thought that was really interesting and totally true. I think she used Sleater-Kinney as an example, and at the time, we were all speculating that the songs were about Corin and Carrie’s romantic relationship.

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    D.Morgendorffer
    4 Aug 2020
    12:34pm

    I look forward to listening to this episode when I spot it on Stitcher. Meanwhile, in addition to enjoying all the episodes, I am deeply impressed with the reading glasses ad. Each time I hear it, I think, her nephew read the entire menu to her! I cannot recall the last time our nieces were seen speaking to us in a public place; the girls follow time-honored teenage protocol of mumbling answers to questions put to them at nana’s house, politely thanking us for gift money, and then peeling off. I don’t blame them: if I could say to the in-laws, “Sorry, have to study for a Pre-Cal test, gotta go!”, I totally would myself. So, the reading glasses ad communicates the right aspirational subtext: reading glasses for the cool aunt. I’m not the cool aunt, but I would like to be.

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      D.Morgendorffer
      4 Aug 2020
      1:22pm

      By the way, I also think the nephew sounds like a very nice person, being so helpful.

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